A List Of The Shortest Men In Hollywood

We often hear about people meeting actors in real life and thinking that they are only in front of someone who vaguely looks like the celebrity in question. Well, these actors might seem tall on the big screen, but if you met them on the street you might not recognize them. You will be surprised to find out how short these Hollywood men actually are!


Actors always look so tall when they are on the screen or in photographs online. In some cases, they really are quite big. But in other cases, it might all just be due to angles and the way the movie or series was filmed or even the way we imagine them. The fact is that not every man in Hollywood measures 6 feet and up. Which, to be honest, is quite reassuring. What would it say about today’s society if you had to be a certain height to become a successful actor…

In fact, many actors and actresses are much shorter than we think and you will be very surprised to discover which ones are not as tall as we imagine or expect them to be. Curious to know if your imagination was right of if you have been fooled by angles? Here is a list of 15 of the shortest men in Hollywood that might leave you speechless.

1. Al Pacino

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Famous for his role in The Godfather, Al Pacino is 5 feet 7 inches tall. His height almost cost him the role but the director, Francis Ford Coppola had his back.

2. Aziz Ansari

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At 5 feet 6 inches, Aziz Ansari is definitely not the tallest man in Hollywood. His acting skill and comedic genius make up for his short stature.

3. Danny DeVito

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Danny DeVito once told the press that in school he compensated his shortness (he’s less than 5 feet tall) with his big personality. Looks like it worked since he built an acting career on his funniness.

4. Daniel Radcliffe

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Even though Daniel Radcliffe is only 5 feet 5 inches tall, this has never affected his career. He once told a reporter during an interview that his height had never been an issue.

5. Ken Jeong

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The man who stole the show in the hit movie The Hangover is 5 feet 5 inches tall. Interesting fact: Before going into acting, Ken Jeong had a medical degree and was a general practitioner.

6. Elijah Wood

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Many people get Elijah Wood (star of Lord of the Rings) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) mixed up since they are both quite short. Wood is 5 feet 6 inches tall. One inch taller than Mr. Radcliffe.

7. Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox is one of the shortest men in Hollywood but nonetheless, he has had a great career in show business. At 29 years old, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and since then has raised close to $1 billion for the cause.

8. Jonah Hill

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The star of Jump Street and Superbad is 5’7″ but he had no trouble finding acting jobs. His weight loss did help make him look a tiny bit taller!

9. Martin Freeman

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The star of The Hobbit, Martin Freeman knows he is short and often tells the media that big does not mean better. At 5 feet 6 1/2 inches, he’s definitely not the shortest man in Hollywood.

10. Charlie Chaplin

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The king of silent movies, Charlie Chaplin was only 5 feet 4 inches tall. Chaplin’s height helped with contrast, a key element in comedy.

11. Kevin Hart

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They often say that short people are very funny since they compensate for their lack of height. Kevin Hart is a hilarious stand-up comedian and actor who’s only 5 foot 4 1/2.

12. Jack Black

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Jack Black is 5 feet 7 inches tall but has never had trouble finding an active job.

13. Seth Green

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Even though Seth Green is 5 feet 4 inches tall, he has found love with a taller model/actress. This is definitely not an issue for them. Love is blind, right?

14. Dave Franco

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Dave Franco, the younger brother of James Franco, is much shorter than his older brother. At 5 feet 7 inches, Dave might be short but he doesn’t have trouble making movies or finding love.

15. Johnny Galecki

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One of the star’s of The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki is only 5 feet 5 inches tall but this hasn’t stopped him from being rich and famous.

Source: The Delite